Saint Anthony's Monastery and Retreat Center
- Type: Churches/Religious Sites, Parks and Gardens
- Time to Spend: 2 hours to Half Day
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An active monastery, St. Anthony's serves as a popular rest stop for travelers, as well as a religious retreat for the devout. More than 66 acres of lush gardens and walking paths are open to the public year-round. And visitors are welcome to stay overnight in Saint Anthony's Franciscan Guest House next door. According to one Yelp.com reviewer, "The rooms are not glamorous, but offer just enough comfort …to be worth your while."
And art fans can find a collection stunning pieces here as well -- including a few slabs of stained glass created by Lithuanian architect and artist Vytautas K. Jonynas nestled in the Chapel. There's even a saltwater pool by the guest house if you're up for a dip.
You'll find St. Anthony's Monastery two miles south of downtown Kennebunkport off of Beach Avenue.